July 22, 2014

 

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP

7:10 PLEDGE: Stephanie Midgett INVOCATION: Bob Denne

7:15 BREAKFAST

7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: District Governor Loretta Butts and her husband John Butts, Dante the assistant District Governor, s Daughter, and Lexi her friend, and spouses Sheryl McArthur, Joanne Caldwell

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Scott McArthur, Bob Beeby
SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Kathy Doubleday
BIRTHDAYS: Kathy Double Day 23rd, Les Gardner 27th, Bryan Crawford 28th, Tom Farmer from last week.
ANNIVERSARIES: None this week

ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40

Band Concert Report: Thanks to: Mike Caldwell, Mike Daley, Holly Wiggins and family, John Haag, Halina Garbacz, Bob Beeby, Michelle Henson, Reggie Woods, Rene Briggs, and Linda Taylor.
Had a Birthday buffet and a tour bus stop by and a solo by Dwayne Boccali.

RCOW Summer Band Concert History- From Sara Beeby’s idea many years ago.
Next Concert Wed. July 23rd
Wed. July 30th past DG Wade Nomura will attend concert

RCOW and RCO – combined social Sunday July 27th 1-4 at Dennis Guernsey & Larry Wildes’ Beach House 4006 PCH Ventura – Faria Beach. Please reply to Evite so we know how many attendees.
Les is bringing the Beer and Wine and Mike and Joann Caldwell are bringing the food.

RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 7.24 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes
July 29th is 5th Tuesday and we will be DARK
End Polio Now contribution by Rick Gould- $25,000 donation. He was president for 1987 and they were working on Polio and now we are so close. Rick told us a story about his personal experiences in Polio and presented two checks for $1000 from friends of his. Bill Gates will double every dollar donated.
Rotary Magazine Article about Street Girls & Kay Bliss –
Welcome Back from Guatemala Rick Turner- Just got back this week. Talked about a gift from Norderto of a handmade goblet that says Thank you Rick. Rain catchers have been ordered.

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Linda Taylor- Got to work with Elenna at band concert.
Bob Beeby- for Wade Namura who received Service above self award
Holly- Thanks for supporting the Youth Foundation. Her daughter
Tom Farmer- Bob took me fishing and I had a great time spending the day in the Sierra’s

FINE MASTER : John Haag- What locations exsisted in 1974 40 years ago when they moved to Ojai
7:50 Richard M- What was there TG&Y was in the Coast to Coast building.
Jim H- Chevrolet Dealership
Linda B- Ojai Coffee Roasters was Western Auto.
Tom F- McDonalds was Rick Sudzies Car Wash
Bob B- Jersey Mike’s was Goodyear Tire Store
Dennis G- What did he pay for house $59,000
Linda T- Rabobank was an A&W
Sheryl M- Ben Franklin was Sears Catalog store
Rick T- Wells sporting goods
Rick G- Persimmon Hill was Dairy for cows.

PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER- District Governor 2014-2015 Loretta Butts
8:00 Brief summary: Her Father was raised here at the homestead at the bottom of Lake Casitas. So Ojai has always been a special place for her growing up. She married  her husband at Ojai Valley Inn when John surprised her and took her there as he knew that it meant so much to her. They also spent their 1st anniversary there.
SheTalked about her experiences on an NID where she was part of the promotional campaign to convince Nigerian officials that the vaccination was safe. They were able to participate in the immunizations and vaccinated thousands of children.
She told us about her Rotary Moment where she became a “Rotarian”. Her connections with the people changed her life.
Nigeria, Pakastan, Afghanistan still with cases of Polio. No indemic infections in Afghanistan. She supports and commends Dr. Gould’s efforts to finish off this drive to raise money.
The goal is by 2018 for eradicate Polio.
We want clubs to document their volunteer hours.
When you open the “gift” that your sponsor gave you bringing you into the club and it gives you the “world”.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
If you really believe in what you’re doing, work hard, take nothing personally and if something blocks one route, find another. Never give up. Laurie Notaro – Writer

July 8, 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA JULY 8,2014
TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES

7:00 FELLOWSHIP

7:10 PLEDGE: Rene Briggs INVOCATION: Mike Leigh

7:15 BREAKFAST

7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Brian Turner our Program Speaker
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS

7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Bob Denne & Scott McArthur

SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Michelle Henson

BIRTHDAYS: Frankie Conrad

ANNIVERSARIES: None this week

ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 Band Concerts Begin tomorrow July 9th. The first one needs a lot of hands on deck, so please come out and help! We need set up, popcorn poppers, lemonade servers, balloon blower uppers, and break down. It’s a fun evening a great way to spend a summer night in Ojai.
DG Loretta Butts visit to Ojai West is Tuesday July 22nd. Put it on your calendar!
RCOW and RCO – combined social Sunday July 27th 1-4 at Dennis Guernsey & Larry Wildes’ Beach House 4006 PCH Ventura – Faria Beach.
July 29th is 5th Tuesday and we will be DARK

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Pat McPherson – Happy to be back, goal is to return every week.
Halina – Thanks to Dennis G. for inviting her to speak at his agent meeting and also glad to see Pat back at Rotary.
Stephanie – Thanks to all who helping with her house hunt and happy to see Pat back too.
Kathy D. The newest Living Treasurer, the Lamberts went above and beyond to attend theh 4th of July Parade.
Dennis G. Happy to spend time with his family and celebrate his wife, granddaughter and Frankie’s birthday
Frankie C. Happy to spend time with his family on the 4th.
Linda T. Happy Ray worked on the Ole Time Fiddler’s float and they won “Sweepstakes”
Bob B. Happy about the US National and Costa Rico National Soccer Teams
Reggie Happy to have the Braille Institute people on the floating classroom boat ride.
Rick G. Happy for the Water Shed Program and to add Montessori School to the grant program for the Gould Family Foundation, and for 10 schools using the floating classroom program
FINE MASTER: Reggie Wood
7:50 Trouble about things on snoop.com what’s true or false. Many participated and many added a fine to the kitty.

PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER:
8:00 Mr. Turner discussed his thoughts on the U.S. lawsuit problem. A handout was at each table with information on his website and book.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
“The difference between sufficiency and abundance is gratitude.”
Rev. Hartshorn

July 1, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE: Holly Wiggins INVOCATION: Fr. Jeff Wilhelm
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Jeanette & Indiana from Nicaragua, expressing thanks for support from Rotary

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Les and Richard

SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Lou Torres

BIRTHDAYS: None this week

ANNIVERSARIES: None this week

ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 Band Concerts Begin Wed. July 9th and continue each Wed. until Aug. 13th. Sign up sheets going around for set up, balloons, popcorn, lemonade and tear down. One of the best projects for Ojai community put on by RCOW.
DG Loretta Butts visit to Ojai West is Tuesday July 22nd. Put it on your calendar!
RCOW and RCO – combined social Sunday July 27th 1-4 at Dennis Guernsey & Larry Wildes’ Beach House 4006 PCH Ventura – Faria Beach.
July 29th is 5th Tuesday and we will be DARK
Nick received District Awards from Jane Mclenahan

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Jane – on behalf of Jack for year as Dist. Gov. Rick (Turner) – Grnd. Dtr. Is chip off the block
Fr. Jeff – Grnd. Chldrn. visiting Fl. Jim – Holly’s Plaques
Richard – Pat McPherson’s recovery

FINE MASTER: PAUL THOMAS – “Firsts” throughout history (In honor of Linda’s first meeting as President and July 1st.
7:50 Answering Correct:
Bryan, Mike, Fr. Jeff, Kathy & Lou
Answering Incorrect:
Linda (Taylor), Nick, Frankie, Linda (Burr), Bill, Jim, Reggie, Holly, Steve & Gayel

PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER
8:00 CLUB ASSEMBLY: WHO’S WHO IN THE ZOO AND WHAT DO THEY DO? PLUS – WHAT’S COMING UP FOR 2014-2015
Linda Burr

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
“0ne thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”
Albert Schweitzer

June 24, 2014

7:00AM
Hour
7:00 Fellowship: Everyone
7:10 Pledge: John Haag Inspirational Moment: Rick Gould
Breakfast:
7:30 Welcome Visiting Rotarians and Guests – Rotarians from the Friday Club are: Jenny Owen
Greeter(s) Kathy Doubleday
President’s Remarks -
1. Thank Scribe – Paul Thomas
2. Thank Set Up Crew – Michael Caldwell
3. Birthdays/ Wedding Anniversaries : none
4. Tony Reda – received Rotary books from outgoing Pres. Nick.
5. Next year’s board needs a Secretary. Interested?…See Bill Shouse for perks + possibilities

Committee Reports –
1. Community – Linda Burr
2. Foundation – Jim Halverson
3. Fundraising –
4. International – Linda Taylor
5. Youth/Vocational – Linda Taylor, Michelle Henson, Suzanne Feldman
6.
Happy Bucks – Who & What – Mike Caldwell
1. Jack McClenehan – Happy about the success of Polio Plus.
2. Linda Burr – Since she takes over the helm of Pres next month she is happy people wont be able to ask if she is ready anymore.
3. Bob Denne – Happy about good board retreat.
4. Ross A. – Had long weekend in the Bay area. Saw grandchild.

6.Fines – Finemaster – Phil Adams – Rotary Trivia
1. Steve F. – Last time Phil did fines? – never
2. Jack M. – Approx how many Rotary Clubs are there? – 34,282
3. Lou – How many attended the first Rotary Meeting on February 23, 1905? – four
4. Linda B – 1st Rotary Club community project? – A public restroom “Comfort Station” in downtown Chicago.
5. Paul T – What names were considered before settling on “Rotary”? – Men with Friends; The Conspirators; The Round Table, The Blue Boys. Thankfully Rotary was chosen.
6. Mike C. – Who was the 1st pres of a Rotary Club? – Silvester Schiele – who was nominated by Paul Harris.
7. Austin – In 1911 the busget was $25.44. What was it spent on? – Mimeograph and mail new publication “The National Rotarian” to all 2,000 members in 23 clubs.
8. Donna J. – 1st five Rotary Clubs were where? – Chicago, San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, L.A.
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Program – “Are We Losing Liberal Education?”
Today our speaker was Tom Krause who discussed the topic of higher education. Are colleges doing today what we expect? It is important for people to learn how to think. However, goals of liberal education have changed and are we changing with it? If you missed Tom’s talk you missed a very interesting program.

Brief summary:
Q & A
Nick did not have a quote for the day but he expressed his thanks and appreciation for allowing him to be this clubs president. You are quite welcome Nick.

Next week………Linda B.

June 17, 2014

Hour

7:00 Fellowship
7:10 Pledge: Austin Cline, Inspirational Moments: Rick Gould

Breakfast

7:30 Welcome Visiting Rotarians: Tobi Jo Greene, Kelly Pasko, Ben Edwards
RCOW Welcome

Greeter(s): Kathy Doubleday, Renee Briggs

President’s Remarks

Thank Scribe: Rob Long
Thank Set-Up Crew: Richard McArthur, Mike Caldwell, Russ Hughes (Sheryl’s Cousin), Less Gardner, and Tony Reda
Board Meeting: June 26th, 7am at Eggs and Things

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Demotion Party Friday night 5:30pm at Renee’s House on Ojai Ave.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Community: Linda Burr
Foundation: Jim Halverson
Fundraising: Dave May
International: Linda Taylor
Youth/Vocational: Linda Taylor, Michelle Henson & Suzanne Feldman

HAPPY BUCKS
Jim Halverson: Celebrated his parents 60th Anniversary this weekend in San Diego.
Richard McArthur: 99 year old Mother in law fell and hit her head but is Ok and thus getting a visit from family Russ Hughes.

FINES (Finemaster Nick Oatway fill in)
Les Gardner: Capital of Illinois- Springfield
Rick Gould: States that Border TX- New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas
Reggie Wood: Countries that border Argentina- Chili, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay
Lou Torres: Capital of Thailand- Bangkok
John Haag: States that border Maine- New Hampshire
Halina G.: Countries that border France- Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Germany, Switzerland
Ross Atkinson: Orinoco River runs through Venezuela
Dennis Guernsey: States that border Lake Michigan- Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan
Linda Burr: Columbia is the capital of South Carolina

PROGRAM
The Mob shop and project with Ojai Valley Bike Coalition to raise money for a proposed bike park on school district property adjacent to the skate park. Kick starter project information can be found at www.ojaivalleybicyclecoalition.com

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understaning. “ Ralph Waldo Emerson …And I might add a fought for deep understanding. Nick Oatway.

June 10, 2014

7:00 Fellowship
7:10 Pledge

BREAKFAST
7:30 Welcome Visiting Rotarians: Alan Jacobs & Santee Pico

RCOW WELCOME
Greeter(s): Kathy Doubleday

PRESIDENT”S REMARKS
Thank Scribe: Michelle Henson
Thank Set-Up Crew: John Robison, Scott McArthur & Mike Caldwell
Birthdays & Anniversaries: Linda Taylor, Richard Gould & Michelle Henson
Board Meeting

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Jim Halverson: Foundation Month

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Community: Linda Burr
Foundation: Jim Halverson
Fundraising:
International: Linda Taylor
Youth/Vocational: Linda Taylor, Michelle Henson & Suzanne Feldman

HAPPY BUCKS
Many Happy Bucks for another successful wonderful Wine Festival and all the people that made it happen, especially David & Angela May.
Rick Gould: California Chrome didn’t win, but still a great horse.
Dennis Guernsey: Happy to watch our Prez Nick “cut a rug” at the wine festival.
Bob Denne: Thanks to Rick Gould for the yummy ice cream bars he distributed to everyone.
Scott McArthur: Son Bryce won his 5th grade math Super Bowl.
Linda Burr: Happy to return from a fabulous time in Australia
Rick Turner: The $600 donation from Club Mad to his Guatemala water project
Mike Caldwell: His golf tournament trophy, provided by our own Holly

FINES (Finemaster Paul Thomas)
Many fines collected based on the Triple Crown history of winners

PROGRAMS
Student Exchange Program
Santee Pico, our exchange student from Tandel, Argentina gave a presentation on his time in Ojai and Nordoff High School. Santee thanked the club and his host family Neil Jorgensen and Kristi Schoeld for all the wonderful adventures over the past year. Santee thanked the club for sending him to RYLA Leadership Event at Camp Ramah, explaining how the diversity talks taught him how to reach out to people. Rotary Exchange changed his life and view of the world and made many great friendships.

Genetic Studies and Testing: Caroline Lieber
Brief Summary: Importance of the family history as a tool to identify trends and patterns of disease to lead to treatment of illness through genetic studies and education.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“Before it is possible to love one another, as we are so often enjoyed, it is necessary to respect one another, respect the privacy of the soul. –Henry Miller, from Children of the Earth

May 27, 2014

7:00 Fellowship: Everyone

7:10 Pledge: Halina Garbacz Inspirational Moment: Fr. Jeff

Breakfast:
7:30 Welcome Visiting Rotarians and Guests – Kelly and Alan Sharon, Debbie Roy, Heather Farley – Ojai Teacher

RCOW Welcome
Greeter(s) Kathy Doubleday

President’s Remarks -
1. Thank Scribe – Paul Thomas
2. Thank Set Up Crew – Scott McArthur, Pastor John & Tony Reda
3. Birthdays/ Wedding Anniversaries :
4. John Haag – 3 of the 6 living Treasures were in the Oak View Parade yesterday.5.
5. Board Meeting this Thursday, May 29th, at Eggs & Potatoes – 7:00 a.m.

Announcements
1. Jim Halverson…”Student of the Month” Connor Sharon was honored this month. Connor is in the top 10 of his class graduating with honors. He will be attending Santa Barbara City College next year and hopefully moving on to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo later on.

Committee Reports
1. Community – Linda Burr
2. Foundation – Jim Halverson
3. Fundraising –
4. International – Linda Taylor
5. Youth/Vocational – Linda Taylor, Michelle Henson, Suzanne Feldman

Happy Bucks – Who & What - Mike Caldwell
1. Linda B. – 10 bucks – leaving Thursday to Rotary Convention.
2. Donna – Last weekend on Colorado Springs for daughter’s graduation. This weekend drove back from Colorado in non-air conditioned car.
3. Jim H . – ran ½ marathon. Finished 8th in his category. Great accomplishment. Heck, just finishing would be great in my book.
4. Linda T. – Birth day lon Sat, June 7th. After set up for Wine Festival all welcome to go over to her place for food & live music.
5. Rick T. – update on water project in Guatamala.
6. Rick G. – $10…..will turn into $50 if California Chrome wins the Belmont Stakes.

Fines – Finemaster – Nick Oatway (filling in for Paul Blatz)… Today’s topic – Memorial Day
1. Richard McArthur – Memorial Day was founded to honor military personnel who died in which war? – The Civil War
3. Frankie – Which community was proclaimed in 1966 by the US govt as the birthplace of Memorial Day? – Waterloo, New York.
4. Mike Leigh – On what day was Memorial Day first observed? – May 5, 1866.
5. Kathy D. – Memorial Day originated with another name. What was it? – Decoration Day.
6. Lou T. – Since the end of World War 1, Memorial Day is also called what? – Poppy Day.
7. Linda B. – Memorial Day is different in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North & South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, & Tennessee. How? – They honor confederate dead in the Civil War on separate day.
8. Ross – Why is General john Alexander Logan important to the celebration of Memorial Day? – He ordered that the holiday be observed by decorating the graves of the war dead.
9. Tony R. – In which war did the most US service people die? – World War 1
10. Michael D. – Which war had the highest percentage of US casualties based on the number of troops served? – The Civil War.
11. Pastor john – According to the Dept of Defense, how many service men & women have died in battle in all wars in which the US was involved? – 575,377

Program – “Ojai Food Coop” with Michelle Dohrn
Today we had Michelle Dorhn speak to us about the Ojai Food Coop. Their mission is to have a community-owned and community-operated natural food store, committed to connecting people to our local foodshed and providing goods and services that meet the needs of our diverse community in a sustainable way. It is important that home grown food in the valley gets consumed locally rather than sent miles and miles away while we import those same foods. To find out more about the Ojai Food Coop you can visit them at www.ojaifoodcoop.com
Thought for the Day “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank

May 20, 2014

7:00 Fellowship: Everyone
7:10 Pledge: Ross Atkinson Inspirational Moment: Pastor John Robison

Breakfast:
7:30 Welcome Visiting Rotarians and Guests – Bill Gilbreth – Friday club
RCOW Welcome Fender Carmine – Nordhoff Teacher, Tony Redue, Lisa Aronson.
In addition, Levi Sheff (April Student of the month) along with his mother (Melody), father (Dan) and brother (Brandon).
Welcome All!!!

Greeter(s) Kathy Doubleday, Tony Reda

President’s Remarks -
1. Thank Scribe – Kathy Doubleday
2. Thank Set Up Crew –District Gov.  Jack McClenahan, Scott McArthur, Michael Caldwell & Pastor John
3. Birthdays- Jack McClenahan
4. Matilija Barbeque was a success Thank you to Mike, Tony, Stephanie, Nick, Les and Caroline , Bob Denne, and everyone else I didn’t get.
5. Jack discussed that the shadow box for Polio Plus signed by Bill Gates will be postponed until the District Awards Banquet June 28th. It has raised $4300 so far.  He also now has a couple scarves also signed by Gates.
6. Bob Pergson attended the meeting this morning.
7. BBQ’s – See Upcoming Events at the end of this notice – Talk to Bryan Crawford Tennis BBQ this Thursday. Need volunteers.
8. Board Meeting this Thursday, April 24th at 7:00. Eggs & Potatoes is the place.

Announcements -
1. Brian Crawford- Reported on Matilija Barbeque and wanted to thank all that helped him. Stephanie, Les and Caroline, Bob Denne, Mike Caldwell.  They served about 125 people.
2. Reggie announced the Floating classroom program on May 19th with 23 kids from Mira Monte school
3. John Haag read from an old Rotary Ojai-West Newsletter from 1992 when Steve Frank was President.

Committee Reports –
1. Community – Linda Burr
2. Foundation – Jim Halverson
3. Fundraising –
4. International – Linda Taylor
5. Youth/Vocational – Linda Taylor, Michelle Henson, Suzanne Feldman

Happy Bucks – Who  - Mike Caldwell
1.Stephanie
2.Scott

3. Stephanie

4. Richard

5. Suzanne

6. Rick

7. Holly

8. Bill

Fines – Finemaster –Reggie – Famous Quotes
1. Nick- “Never Drive a nail with a mind of it’s own.”Answer Reggie himself
2.Jack
3. Bob Beedy
4. Doc Halverson – Yogi Bera
5. Suzanne- H.G Wells

6. Bob Denne- Yoda
7. Scott McArther- Will Rogers

8.Ross Atkinson- Luther Burbank

9. Linda- Alice Rosevelt Long

10.Bob Pergson- Mark Twain

11. Michelle- Bill Gates

12. Mike Caldwell- Bill Clinton

Program – Craig Walker from the Historic Preservation Commission
Brief summary: Craig did a wonderful visual presentation with slides of all the protected buildings and the list of buildings and sites that are under consideration for acceptance into preservation status.

Q & A 
Thought for the Day –  “What is soul? It’s like electricity…we don’t really know what it is…but it’s a force that can light a room.”   Ray Charles

Rotary Club of Ojai West – Upcoming Events Click Here

May 6, 2014

7:00 Fellowship: Everyone
7:10 Pledge: Stephanie Midgett Inspirational Moment: Rick Gould
Breakfast:
7:30 Welcome Visiting Rotarians and Guests –

RCOW Welcome

Greeter(s) Kathy Doubleday

President’s Remarks -
1. Thank Scribe – Lou Torres
2. Thank Set Up Crew – Scott McArthur and Michael Caldwell
3. Birthdays/ Wedding Anniversaries :
4. BBQs – May 15th – Matilija Jr. High School5.
5. Next year’s board needs a Secretary. Interested?…See Bill Shouse for perks + possibilities

Announcements -
1. Paul Harris presentation by Stephanie Midgett to Gabrielle Vargas
2. Induction of new members: Frankie Conrad and Tony Reda [ONLY TONY, FRANKIE COULD NOT ATTEND]
3. Les Gardner – File of Life Packet, a Community Service Project
4. Rotary experience shared by Les Gardner and Linda Taylor
Committee Reports –
1. Community – Linda Burr
2. Foundation – Jim Halverson
3. Fundraising –
4. International – Linda Taylor
5. Youth/Vocational – Linda Taylor, Michelle Henson, Suzanne Feldman

Happy Bucks – Who & What – Mike Caldwell
1. Holly Wiggins
2. John and Maude Kenyon
3. Phil Adams
4. Clara Dunwoody
5. Kathy Doubleday
6. Rev. Jeff Wilhelm
7. Bob Denny
8. Paul Blatz
9. Rick Gould
10. Tom Farmer
Fines – Finemaster – Rev. Jeff Wilhelm [NO FINING DONE]

Program – “The Chumash Story”, with Julie Tumamait-Stenslie
Brief summary:
Q & A
Thought for the Day “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton, writer and mystic

Rotary Club of Ojai West – Upcoming Events
Date Time Activity Location
5-29-14 7am RCOW Board meeting Eggs and Potatoes
5-15-14 5-7pm Matilija Jr. High barbecue Matilija Jr. High
5-17-14 9am-2pm ’14-’15 RCOW Board Retreat 2400 Eastman Ave., Oxnard (Venco Western, Inc.

April 22, 2014

7:00 Fellowship: Everyone
7:10 Pledge: Stephanie Midgett Inspirational Moment: Jack McClenehan

Breakfast:
7:30 Welcome Visiting Rotarians and Guests – Bill Gilbreth – Friday club
RCOW Welcome Fender Carmine – Nordhoff Teacher, Tony Redue, Lisa Aronson.
In addition, Levi Sheff (April Student of the month) along with his mother (Melody), father (Dan) and brother (Brandon).
Welcome All!!!

Greeter(s) Kathy Doubleday

President’s Remarks -
1. Thank Scribe – Paul Thomas
2. Thank Set Up Crew – Scott McArthur, Michael Caldwell & Pastor John
3. Birthdays/ Wedding Anniversaries :
4. New club banners glue party: April 26th, Phil Adams’ house, 924 Amber Lane. The fun begins at 10:00 a.m.
5. Clean –up at Nordhoff Cemetery this Saturday also at 10:00 a.m. This is a joint project with the Friday Club.
6. Next year’s board needs a Secretary. Interested?…See Bill Shouse for perks + possibilities
7. BBQ’s – See Upcoming Events at the end of this notice – Talk to Bryan Crawford Tennis BBQ this Thursday. Need volunteers.
8. Board Meeting this Thursday, April 24th at 7:00. Eggs & Potatoes is the place.

Announcements -
1. Jim Halverson – “ Student of the Month” For April 2014, Levi Sheff was chosen. Born & raised in Ojai, Levi plans a career in operating heavy equipment. Congrats to Levi and good luck as you proceed to your future goals.
2. Bob Denne – Volunteer sign ups are being passed around for the Wine Festival. Also, the Ojai Education Foundation is having their annual golf tournament on June 2nd.
3. Holly mentioned a little bit about the Nordhoff career fair. Suzanne Feldman will fill us in more at a later date.

Committee Reports –
1. Community – Linda Burr
2. Foundation – Jim Halverson
3. Fundraising –
4. International – Linda Taylor
5. Youth/Vocational – Linda Taylor, Michelle Henson, Suzanne Feldman

Happy Bucks – Who & What – Mike Caldwell
1. Jack was happy about his experiences In South Korea. Also about the “Student of the Month” award.
2. Bob Denne – Happy to have traveled through the Panama Canal.
3. Scott McArthur – 18 boyscouts had a great time at Joshua Tree National Monument. There is a pancake breakfast this Saturday if you would like to support the scouts.

Fines – Finemaster –Dennis Guernsey – NFL Football Facts
1. Paul T. – The NFL averages how many viewers a week? – 290 million
2. Rick T. – Every single NFL football is made in which state? – Ohio, part 2 – What were the Baltimore Ravens named after? – Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven”
3. Nick – How many cows does it take to make footballs for one season? – 600
4. Doc Halverson – Only team to be publicly owned? – Green Bay Packers
5. Lou – The league minimum salary in 2013 for a rookie? – $405,000
6. Mike C and L – Average life expectancy of an NFL player? – 55 yrs of age.
7. Kathy D. – Is the NFL considered a non-profit organization? – True

Program – “A School Counselor Casebook”, author, Lisa Aronson speaks about her life as licensed Clinical Social Worker, earlier Director of the Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction” at the University of Virginia. New Ojai resident and interested in joining our club.
Brief summary:
Lisa spoke to us about her time in India. She worked in schools and an orphanage providing mental health care. She showed us a wonderful slide show of her various experiences, and places she experienced. She also spoke to various Rotary Clubs in India.

Q & A
Thought for the Day –from Albert Camus on love and freedom… “ I know of only on duty, and that is to love…and to deal with an un ree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion”

Rotary Club of Ojai West – Upcoming Events

Date Time Activity Location
4/24/14 7AM RCOW Board meeting Eggs and Potatoes
4-24-14 5-7pm Tennis Tournament Barbecue  Cooking begins around noon
5-15-14 5-7pm Matilija Jr. High Barbecue Matilija Jr. High
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